Senior Civil Engineer, Solar Land Development

Albany, NY
about 1 month ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is making a difference in our environment excite you? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow? Let’s make a difference together. Join our team! 


The Senior Civil Engineer, Solar Land Development professional is responsible for the site development and design of solar array and battery storage projects as well as providing technical expertise for all aspects of the solar farm life-cycle. Experience in site design, land-use permitting, and construction administration, including expertise in stormwater design, best management practices, and sedimentation and erosion control measures are all required. Exceptional communication and collaboration skills are essential.

The Senior Civil Engineer will report to the Manager, Civil Engineering. We are targeting candidates in up-state New York, but encourage all candidates to apply. This role will be fully remote.


  • Develop and manage relationships with a network of engineering consultants to support the solar farm life cycle, including due diligence, surveying/site investigations, design, permitting, and construction administration.
  • Provide technical support to Nexamp business development, engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance departments for the entire life-cycle of a project.
  • Provide value engineering recommendations throughout project life-cycle to drive cost reduction while maintaining standards for code compliance and industry best management practices.
  • Project Development Responsibilities:
    • Conduct site walks and due diligence reviews of potential sites and project acquisitions to identify fatal flaws and mitigate design risks.
    • Review draft permit plans and support optimization of site layout, including access roadway layouts, for topography, hydrology, environmental resources areas, and other site constraints.
    • Provide cost estimating support to the Nexamp estimation team.
  • Engineering Responsibilities:
    • Review and critique all aspects of the civil engineering site design, including construction drawings, stormwater management reports, erosion and sediment control plans, construction management plans (e.g. access and staging), design details, and technical specifications.
    • Cross-coordinate with other engineering groups (solar design, electrical, grid interconnection, structural, geotechnical, etc.).
    • Develop internal design standards and identify process improvements.
    • Support training of engineering department personnel, as well as new product research and implementation.
  • Construction Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate with construction Project Managers to facilitate handoff from engineering to construction.
    • Conduct site field visits and inspections, as needed.
    • Respond to RFIs and urgent field issues.
    • Provide support to ensure compliance with permits and Construction Documents.
    • Additional duties as assigned and/or directed.


The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-oriented, and a team player. Key qualifications as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 7+ years of civil engineering and land development design experience; federal, state, and local permitting experience; and construction administration experience.
  • Proficiency with state Stormwater Management policies and guidelines.
  • Experience in site grading and earthwork analyses.
  • Strong written and oral technical communication skills.
  • •AutoCAD Civil 3D & HydroCAD software proficiency.
  • Microsoft Office Suite software proficiency.
  • Strong multi-tasking, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • PE preferred (or ability to obtain same
  • Experience in solar development preferred, but not required.

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, but see yourself contributing, please submit an application.  We encourage people from minority or marginalized groups to apply.

At Nexamp, our mission is building the future of energy, so it is clean, simple, and accessible for all. We believe a diverse team brings different perspectives and experiences, thus benefiting our work. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. By encouraging a culture where ideas and decisions come from all people, we believe it will help us grow, innovate, and be a part of environmental and social change.


Not only will you get to work with a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also have access to all the benefits that Nexamp Offers! This includes: our competitive compensation package; a 401 (k) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance with company contribution; Flexible Paid Time Off; Commuter Benefits and Cell Phone Reimbursement. We provide healthy snacks, coffee, in-office and online yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!


Building the future of energy so it is clean, simple and accessible

Nexamp is building the energy infrastructure of tomorrow and reinventing the way people interact with the electricity that powers their lives. By deploying a distributed network of locally sourced clean energy, we seek to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Our team’s diverse experience drives innovation from the ground up and with a singular passion: to deliver an accessible and sustainable energy future for all.


Nexamp is leading the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solutions for the deployment and operation of solar ...

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